Gnomevember Events

Gnome craft with red hat and white beard in tree

Help needed! Stark Parks is home to friendly and mischievous gnomes and we need to find them and keep track of their activities. Locations have included in trees, on park benches, and along trails so far.

Embark on a scavenger hunt to track down these magical beings at Fichtner Park, participate in a gnomerun at Tam O’Shanter Park (gnome costumes welcome), hike around and search for the secret habitats of gnomes at Fry Family Park, or make a gnome craft during a virtual Zoom program with supplies provided.


Who doesn’t like a gnome? They spread cheer from a door step, brighten our gardens, and bring a smile to your face. We invite you to spread some joy and celebrate Gnomevember with Stark Parks!

Gnome Run
Nov. 27 and Nov. 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tam O’Shanter Park

If you feel too stuffed after your big dinner, grab some of your gnomies and feel like a winner! Join us for a free fun run, walk, or jog around a 2.3 mile marked course and take a selfie with a gnome for a chance to win a fun Friends of Stark Parks basket!

Want to add to the challenge? Bring a gnome and carry it while you run. Want to add some fun? Dress like one!

No registration is required for this drop-in program.

Gnome for the Holidays
Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m.
ZOOM Virtual Program, $5 Material Cost

Zoom on over and make a gnome! They’re an adorable touch to decorate your home or gift to someone to spread some cheer and think about all through the year! $5 per kit (gnome parts included … and a bonus) Pick up kits at the Exploration Gateway on Nov. 12, 2020 from 12:00-6:00PM